224 Main Street                                                        September 26, 2010

Penn Yan, New York                                                               10:00 AM


We, as God's people, will use our gifts and talents

to seek out and bring people to Christ,

by maturing in our faith,

by deepening our fellowship,

and by caring for people

for the honor and glory of God.


Prelude - Sheryl Robbins, Organist


A Song of Praise       


Welcome & Announcements


Moment for Missions                                                               Don Lawrence                            


Scripture Reading                  Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16                   OT pg. 656


*Hymn                   “In My Heart There Rings A Melody”     See Insert

                                    Birthday hymn for Barbara Burke



Dear Lord, Give us grace to serve you. You have provided us with opportunities, you have given us minds and hands to do your will and you have shown us the way in the life of Jesus through your word. Let our hearts be responsive to your call. We pray this in Jesus' name. Amen


*The Lord's Prayer


Anthem                       “Jesus, Still Lead On”                          arr. Johnston


Children's Time                                                           


*Hymn                        “In the Garden”                                    See Insert

                                    Birthday hymn for Margaret Mills

                                    and Mary Lou Hainsworth


Prayers for the People                                                      


Scripture                     Luke 16:19-31                                       NT pg. 107


Sermon                       “Dying a Good Death”        Rev. Richard Burke




*Doxology                  Praise God from whom all blessings flow

                                    Praise Him all creatures here below

                                    Praise Him above ye heavenly host

                                    Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen


*Prayer of Dedication                                                   


*Hymn                        “Jesus Shall Reign”                               No. 423






*If you wish to and are able, you are invited to stand.


Lay Reader:               Don Lawrence

Greeters:                    Lyle, Trevor, Calysta, and Kevin Conrad   

Ushers:                       George Slocum, Ed & Rita Castillo

                                    Matt Scutt, John FM Tharp

Organist:                    Sheryl Robbins

Church Phone:            315-536-9821

                                    Office hours: 9 am – Noon Mon.-Fri. 

Church E-mail: 

Church Website:

Interim Pastor:           Rev. Richard D. Burke

                                    2215 Clark Road, Penn Yan





Please   be   in   Prayer   for:


At Clinton Crest:        Burton Barcliff           Alice Fairbrother

                                    Gerry Lane

At the Homestead:     Helen Ansley              Virginia DeLooza

                                    Irene Wachala            Dick Sharman           

                                    Willie Nelson              Marla Jean Jensen  

                                    Elwood Whitbeck                              

At the Manor:            Helena Cranmer        Kathryn Clayson

                                    Margaret Hartwell     Georgia Ovens

Our Special Missionaries:

Ms. Kristy Engel –       Dominican Republic

Ms. Cynthia Harper  Cameron Community Ministries, Rochester,NY


Prayers for

Mary Armstrong                    Frank Modaffari           Ruth Sampson

Doris Barcliff                         Barbara Mortensen      Jennifer Schoen

Kathleen Beyea                     Mary Murphy              Schroo Family        

Bill Gillette                             Roger Perry                  Frieda Slocum

John Paul Hunt                       Keith Pierce                *Charlie Taylor

*Betty Johnson                      Lorraine Phillips        * Mr/Mrs Whitbeck

Lori Lawrence                        Cheryl Poole                  Ralph Wilkes

Eleanor Lerch                        Linda Potts                    Rick Willson

Family of Viola Gray             Emma Wheeler

Our Service Men and Women and their families                            

Our Country and it's Leaders


Alberta Gottshall  passed away on Monday, September 20.

Viola Gray - Calling hours will be at Weldon's Funeral Home at 11 am, Sat. Oct. 2.

                     A memorial service will be held at noon.



This Week’s Schedule & Announcements



9:15 am Choir Practice

5 pm    Wellspring Fellowship


Monday, September 27

6:30 pm Keuka Quilters

7 pm Community Chorus


Wednesday, September 29

5 pm Backpack Program


Thursday, September 30

7 pm Boy Scouts

Happy Birthday Barbara Burke!


Friday, October 1

Happy Birthday Margaret Mills!


Saturday, October 2

8 am Wellspring Men's Breakfast

9 am Keuka Quilters


Next Week's Theme & Scripture:

“Exercising Our Faith”

Luke 17:1-10


Church News



Ken Anderson in Concert

Today  at 3 pm

First Presbyterian Church West Morris St. Bath, NY

Performing songs from: Paul Robeson & Earl Robinson




American Baptist Women's FALL RALLY

Saturday, October 2nd 

Continental Breakfast at 9:30 am

Speakers will be: Pastor Jacqueline Bollista

Madeline Flores-Lopez: Mission Coordinator in Caribbean

Meet here to carpool, we will leave at 9 am




A Note from the Pulpit Search Committee

The Search Committee had an organizational meeting on June 29, 2010. Following summer break we met on September 23, 2010 to begin our work. You will find a chart posted to the left of the front exit from the sanctuary showing the steps of the precess of calling a new minister that have thus far been completed. The next major task of the Search Committee is the development of a self-study which leads to the completion of a Church Profile. The Church Profile is the document used to match our church with prospective ministers. There is a great deal of work involved in developing the self-study and it is essential that the resulting profile is an accurate reflection of our church and congregation. This process is expected to take from September 2010 to May 2011. We hope to have a completed profile ready for review by our Regional Minister, Rev. Shoesmith by May 2011 and submitted to American Baptist Personnel Services in June 2011. In order to ensure accuracy, the Search Committee will be coming to the congregation many times over the next few months to gather pieces of information. Please be patient and assist us by participating in our information gathering. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask our Committee members:Nancy Marion, Lyle Conrad, Judi Gibbs, Brittany Griffin, George Jensen, Greg Miller or Barbara Stewart. Thank You.

The Pulpit Committee


Bottle Program

Thank you for all the contributions to the bottle program. We have collected 3 garbage bags full!!

We will send them on to Keuka College. Our drive is complete and we will not be collecting any more. Thank you for all your donations!!!



It's  Cub scout Popcorn time! Orders are being taken now. See Christian & Eileen Modaffari  to place your order.


Congratulations Shelly!

Congratulations to Shelly Bicksler who was nominated for an award at her place of employment; Berry Plastics Corporation, for her community involvement. Shelly chose to have First Baptist Church and The Penny Project as the recipient of the $200 award. Thank you Shelly and Congratulations!!!!


Attendance and Financial Report

Were you here?                       9/5               9/12               9/19                                                                                                                                                                                                

                                                   54                  65                  71

Current Expenses             $3,148          $1,113            $1,414

Missions                                  549               169                277

BT&T                                      355            1,174                216

Total                                   $4,052          $2,456           $1,907



Welcome to First Baptist Church of Penn Yan. We are glad you joined us and hope you’ll feel at home, as we celebrate our faith and praise God together.


In the pew in front of you, you will find a “get-to-know-you” card. Please take a moment to fill it out and place it in the offering plate.


We invite you to bring your children to the nursery during the service for a safe and Christian environment so that you may more fully experience Worship.


Following today’s service please come to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship in the Great Room.


For your convenience hearing devices are available. Please speak with an usher for assistance.